FAA Flight Standards District Office: HOUSTON FSDO SW-09
AIRCRAFT EXPERIENCED AN ENGINE FAILURE AND LANDED IN A PASTURE NEAR BRENHAM, TEXAS.
Aircraft Make: PIPER/DEAR
Aircraft Model: J3C
Event Type: INCIDENT
Highest Injury: NONE
Aircraft Missing: No
Flight Phase: EMERGENCY DESCENT (EMG)
No one was severely injured when a two-passenger experimental plane glided into a field north of I-10 near mile marker 65.
The crash occurred Monday morning when the pilot began to lose altitude shortly after takeoff.
However, he was able to maneuver the aircraft safely to the ground.
Officials on the scene said a faulty fuel line is believed to have caused the crash, and the incident is under investigation with Federal Aviation Administration.